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  • Short Summary

    The RAF provide an aerial display while a band plays, plus shots at night.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "41st Fighter Squadron rehearse their musical flying performance for annual R.A.F. Display."

    Northolt, Middlesex

    M/S of a number of top wing aircraft taxiing along an airfield. L/S as they take off. Ground to air shots of the planes in flight. M/S of band seated in chairs on the grass by the airstrip. A conductor leads them, while the planes circle overhead at high altitude. M/S of the planes landing.

    Note: the title card is very poor. the scene of the band playing looks quirky - shame they had no sound!

    M/S large biplane with engine running, being filmed in darkness with a spotlight being used. Crew and groundstaff make ready for take off. The plane taxis off in darkness and takes off. The pilot is then seen picked out by the spotlight, when the plane has landed, as he climbs out of the cockpit.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:44:00 / 01:44:58:00
    G 1404

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